• At about 7 o’clock last night another smash-up occurred on the Maine Central Railroad, just above the over-head bridge, and a short distance above the upper Maine Central depot, Lewiston. While so far as known, blame is attached to know one, the accident came near costing one man, at least, his life and seriously injuring others.

• One of the most successful of the many local hunters is “Gramp” Morse of Auburn. “Gramp,” the famous baseball twirler, so well known throughout New England, returned a few days ago from Illion, N.Y., where he played the baseball season. He is now taking a well earned vacation, and indulging in the sport dearest to him – that of gunning and fishing.

50 Years Ago, 1954

With no major deficits in any department, Lewiston municipal agencies spent 50% of 1954-55 budgeted appropriations the first six month of the fiscal year, according to a survey of expenditures prepared by Chief Auditor Armand G. Sansoucy. The report of the survey was released yesterday. Sansoucy and other city building officials said it was the first time they could recall when it has ever happened that the unexpended balance at the halfway mark of the fiscal year hit 50% “on the nose.” As of last month, said Sansoucy, a total of $1,363,583.58 of a budget of $2,751,474.21 was expended.

25 Years Ago, 1979

Aubuchon Hardware will be celebrating the grand opening of its newest store located at 201 Main St., Norway, Nov. 20. The chain store organization now has 112 retail stores. The store will receive its first trailer of merchandise about Oct. 29 and will immediately be open for business in preparation for their Nov. 20 projected celebration. Established in 1908, the steady growth of the W. E. Aubuchon Co., Inc. has made it the largest independent hardware store chain in the nation. In 1960 there were 54 stores. Since then, the company has doubled its size.

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